Matthew 2:17

“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Ieremie the Prophet, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the word of Jeremiah the prophet came true,
- Basic English Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying,
- Darby Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Then were these words, spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, fulfilled,
- Weymouth Bible

Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
- World English Bible

Thanne `it was fulfillid, that was seid bi Jeremye, the profete,
- Wycliffe Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:17


2:17 Then was fulfilled - A passage of Scripture, whether prophetic, historical, or poetical, is in the language of the New Testament fulfilled, when an event happens to which it may with great propriety be accommodated.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:17


Mt 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet. The saying is found in Jer 31:15, and was first spoken with reference to the desolation of Israel by Nebuchadnezzar. The survivors of the Israelites were gathered by their conquerors as captives at Ramah. There the voice of lamentation was heard from the mothers bereft of their offspring. The prophet describes Rachel, the mother of two great tribes, as weeping and refusing to be comforted. It was still more appropriate to the bereaved mothers of Bethlehem. Within half a mile of that city was the tomb of Rachel, and hence the pathetic language of the prophet is again applied to the inconsolable mothers of Bethlehem, as though the Rachel that slept in the tomb were a mourner over her slain offspring. On the site of the tomb Rachel is now a Mohammedan mosque. For the burial of Rachel, see Ge 35:19.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • A disciple
    Yvonne; The Lord DOES want us to know all things and to fully understand His plans. How do we believe in something if we don't understand it? The Bible is a big Book full of knowledge and understanding and everything we need to learn from Him about life, the world, and all we are set to encounter until we're finished with this present existence. The Bible is full of Spirit-inspired prayers for us.
  • Yvonne
    I feel that who are we to try to address Gods plan. We might not understand it but he does, we can't change it, we must except it we don't know why, but God knows. The devil used the king Herroud to destroy those children. Jesus father was directed by God through dreams so that Jesus could be saved, he was predestined to die on the cross for your sins and mine. God I thank you.
  • Dewey J
    For reproof, for correction, for instructions in righteousness: v17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished for every good work. Also, Jesus is called the King of the Jews in all 4 gospels Mat, Mk., Lk., and Jn. His accusation or supersciption Pilate had placed on his cross. Jesus was and still is The King of the Jew weather he was in possession of a physical kingdom or not.
  • Dewey J
    I have read some perpostuous comments about the saint of this book. First 2 Peter 1:20,21 says, knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.v22 for the prophecy came not in old times by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were move by
    the Holy Ghost. 2 Tim. 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine
  • BSP
    Verse 13 and 14: We see that Jehovah God urged Joseph and Mary to take precautions to protect the life of Jesus. God wants parents today to take precaution to protect their children from danger.
  • Mark Diffin
    I love this chapter. First Matthew in v15 quotes half of a verse from Hosea 11:1 since the whole verse would show Hosea is speak of the Israel nation. 2nd in v18 he quote Jeremiah, who is talking of Rachel mourning her children going into exile and not of babies being killed. And to top it off in v23 he quotes a prophesy that does not exist! Thanks Matthew, you have destroyed all your credibility!

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